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Pilgrims Way, Thurnham, Maidstone ME14 3LD, England
+44(0)1622 737185
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11:00 am - 11:00 pm
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Sun - Sat 11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Breakfast, Lunch, Late Night, Reservations
Description: Nestling in the picturesque North Downs it���s hard to believe that...
Nestling in the picturesque North Downs it���s hard to believe that Maidstone is only a stones throw away from Thurnam���s Black Horse Inn. Looking from the outside like the most traditional pub in Britain ��� white washed, tile hung, sash windowed, sign swinging in the breeze ��� inside will come as no great shock. In winter you���ll find a roaring fire in the imposing brick fireplace, dried hops drape from the ceiling and antiquey dark wood is in abundance. In summer diners can head outside to a paradise of shadey pergolas, ponds and green lawn or eat in the conservatory. Homegrown produce is key in a sophisticated menu which combines traditionalism with contemporary dining with impressive results.
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Nice Pub Restaurant

We had tried and failed to book here before as it is clearly popular and you need to plan ahead (this was for a Saturday evening), even though the area dedicated to dining is quite large. We were a party of four, enjoyed good service and good food. Wide selection of options both meat and fish. Good... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed June 25, 2015
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Sevenoaks, United Kingdom
Good for:
  • Romantic
  • Entertaining clients
  • Special occasions
  • Large groups
  • Families with children
  • Doing business
  • Bar scene
  • Local cuisine
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Sevenoaks, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015 NEW

Neither I nor any of the other three in our party had any complaints about this venue. There was a good choice of dishes but I feel a lack of atmosphere and perhaps the menu could have been a little more exciting, had this been the case I would probably have added another star. Good value.

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Sydney, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

We were in the UK for a month and enjoyed many lunches/dinners at pub restaurants while there. This pub is still the one we talk about as being the best that we visited. The food was excellent, generous portions and good value. The atmosphere was quintessentially British - just fantastic. Our 18 month old daughter even found something she liked... More 

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Maidstone, England, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

Something a bit different if your 'bored' by normal menus! Caters for couples, families, friends and bigger functions!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2015 via mobile

I had one of the nicest meals that I have eaten in a long while here! The lamb was absolutely superb and I still dream about the sticky toffee pudding... I cannot wait to go back to try out their Sunday lunch!

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Sevenoaks, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 93 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2015

We had tried and failed to book here before as it is clearly popular and you need to plan ahead (this was for a Saturday evening), even though the area dedicated to dining is quite large. We were a party of four, enjoyed good service and good food. Wide selection of options both meat and fish. Good range of starters... More 

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Maidstone, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2015

Fantastic food and very friendly and helpful staff. A favourite of ours and we have just booked a function here for next year. The menu is varied and the food is delicious.

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Chatham, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2015

We were taken here by some Friends for Sunday Lunch. First time here and we were really impressed. Lovely location with a really nice outside area where we sat after our meal in the sunshine. Loved the inside of the place - lots of little areas. Quite dark in some areas though because of all the beams and dried hops... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 7, 2015 via mobile

Me and a few friends decided to come here for a Sunday meal, best decision we could have made! The atmosphere was just right the staff were friendly and the food was amazing! The Duo of Beef comes highly recommended. We will be back soon.

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Rochester, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2015

I've been coming here for five or six years but had never stayed the night before. The bedrooms are comfortable, clean and spacious. The food was as good as always and the whole stay was very enjoyable.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2015

Excellent meal and good service.lovely time and recommend to try.have eaten here on a few occasions and have always had a good meal .

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Additional Information about The Black Horse Inn Restaurant

Address: Pilgrims Way, Thurnham, Maidstone ME14 3LD, England
Phone Number: +44(0)1622 737185
Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Kent  >  Maidstone  >  Thurnham
Open Hours:
Sunday 11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Monday 11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Tuesday 11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Wednesday 11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Thursday 11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Friday 11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Saturday 11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Cuisine: British, Pub

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Pilgrims Way, Thurnham, Maidstone ME14 3LD, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Kent  >  Maidstone  >  Thurnham
  • Phone Number: +44(0)1622 737185

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: British, Pub

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Romantic, Entertaining clients, Special occasions, Large groups, Families with children, Doing business, Bar scene, Local cuisine

Description

Nestling in the picturesque North Downs it���s hard to believe that Maidstone is only a stones throw away from Thurnam���s Black Horse Inn. Looking from the outside like the most traditional pub in Britain ��� white washed, tile hung, sash windowed, sign swinging in the breeze ��� inside will come as no great shock. In winter you���ll find a roaring fire in the imposing brick fireplace, dried hops drape from the ceiling and antiquey dark wood is in abundance. In summer diners can head outside to a paradise of shadey pergolas, ponds and green lawn or eat in the conservatory. Homegrown produce is key in a sophisticated menu which combines traditionalism with contemporary dining with impressive results.
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Monday
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Tuesday
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Wednesday
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Thursday
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Friday
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Saturday
11:00 am - 11:00 pm

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